The rubber removal process used by the Stripe Hog Waterblasting System is the most efficient application in the industry as it can be completed with one machine and one operator. The water blasting method is also environmentally friendly and safe for not only your runways, but also the personnel operating it. This unfortunately, isn’t the case for all rubber removal methods.
The chemical removal method requires multiple machines and operators, more fuel, longer runway downtime, higher water usage, longer vehicle cleaning and maintenance caused by the caustic nature of the chemicals. All of these items are also, believe it or not, the least of your concern.
The most common ingredients used when performing runway rubber removal with chemicals are 2-Butoxy Ethanol and Sodium Hydroxide.
Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda)
If being an inferior method of performing runway rubber removal in the first place wasn’t enough for you to consider using waterblasting, the side effects of these chemicals must be! Don’t jeopardize the environmental integrity of your airport and surrounding areas. Don’t put your personnel at risk.
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